The University of Manchester’s cutting-edge energy research and state-of-the-art facilities to be showcased at LCNI 2016

The University of Manchester’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering are exhibiting at this year’s Low Carbon Networks & Innovation (LCNI) conference, taking place in Manchester between 11-13 October at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering’s Power and Energy Division will be highlighting their latest research, training opportunities and consultancy projects as well as demonstrating the world-class equipment used by researchers to deliver new innovations.

As well as having the opportunity to speak to University of Manchester experts involved in the latest energy research, visitors to stand A011 will also be able to sign up to free tours of the laboratories on the nearby University campus, travelling by free coach arranged by the event organisers.

Dr Vidyadhar Peesapti, Knowledge Transfer Fellow, said: “We’re really excited about this year’s LCNI conference and showcasing some of our key research and facilities. We have the largest high voltage test capabilities in the UK and are looking forward to be giving conference delegates the opportunity to come and see the kit in action. We want to highlight the different ways industry can work with us, and how they can benefit by collaborating with The University of Manchester.

“Come and talk to us on stand A011 where we’ll be showcasing work in advanced materials, energy storage, smart city solutions and where you can book onto the tours of our laboratories. Manchester’s Hidden Creative, a company specialising in immersive technologies, will also be bringing the labs to life on our stand through virtual reality and we’ll have some of our Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) equipment on the stand for visitors to view.”

The University of Manchester will also be promoting its new distance learning course – the Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc, and is encouraging those interested in developing their career to visit us throughout the duration of the conference to find out more. The course, based upon the highly successful existing MSc course, is aimed at professionals working in industry who want to gain a sound understanding of the principles, designs, techniques and applications of electrical power systems engineering and power system plant.

Dr James Brooks, Lecturer in Distance Learning, said: “Our Distance Learning MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering will provide engineers working in the sector with the opportunity to enhance their skills whilst continuing with their work. It will give them the tools and techniques to keep pace with the rapidly-evolving electricity industry and will deliver up-to-date training in all aspects of electrical power systems. The course has been designed to support those working in industry - multiple entry points exist and the course can be completed in a timescale that suits their needs. “

Energy is one of The University of Manchester’s research beacons. Our five research beacons - addressing global inequalities, advanced materials, cancer, energy and industrial biotechnology – are exemplars of interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are distinctive to our University, making pioneering discoveries and improving the lives of people around the world. Researchers in our beacon areas are at the forefront of the search for innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet today. www.manchester.ac.uk/research/beacons

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